OAK CREEK -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began work on the reconstruction of the Ryan Road Interchange along I-94 in Milwaukee County on Wednesday, October 25th. It all comes ahead of the construction of the massive Foxconn manufacturing site in Racine County.
"It is part of the I-94 North-South project which has been in the works for quite some time," said Mike Pyritz with WisDOT.
The massive project includes reconstructing the Ryan Road overpass bridges, the entrance and exit ramps to and from I-94 and adjacent retaining walls and sign structures. It also includes three culvert extensions along I-94 at Puetz Road and Drexel Avenue.
"All things considered, there will certainly be impacts. We're expecting once we start full work in that area, it generally takes motorists about a week or two to adjust," Pyritz said.
That said, Pyritz told FOX6 News as far as major roadwork projects go, he is expecting minimal impact to drivers.
What drivers can expect:
- Ryan Road Park and Ride to close in early December
- Single lanes along Ryan Road will be open heading eastbound and westbound across the bridges
- Ramps to remain open throughout the project (except for minor short term closure to match new roadway configuration)
- Minimal impacts to I-94 mainline
The $16,176,000 project is expected to be complete by fall of 2018. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
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